Please read the weekly bulletin and explore our website for more detailed information and other ways you can become involved in our parish community!
WE NEED YOU! It is our goal to return to our traditional classroom based Faith Formation program for the 2021-2022 academic year starting in September. To achieve this goal, we need the help of many people, like yourself, to step forward and lead our youth. Please prayerfully consider joining or returning to this ministry. For those of you that may be considering joining for the first time, no experience is needed to help. You will be provided a curriculum and all necessary supplies. All you need is a willingness to share your time and faith with our children. All volunteers are required to complete Safe Environment Training and a background check. Click here for more info and our needs!
An orientation session for catechists is scheduled for Saturday, September 11th, 1:00pm-3:00pm. The session will be held in the parish hall.
You’re Invited! The Knights of Columbus Sons of Mother Seton Council invite all parishioners to join us in honoring our founder, Blessed Michael McGivney, on his feast day, Friday, August 13th. Following the 5:30pm Mass, we will be conduct a Holy Hour of Prayer to include Exposition & Benediction. Following the Holy Hour, all in attendance are invited for a meal and fellowship in the parish hall. Please join us for this very first feast day of Blessed Michael McGivney!
Upcoming Safe Environment Training:
Saturday, September 11, 2021; 10:00am-parish hall
Thursday, September 16, 2021; 6:00pm-parish hall
Safe Environment Training is required for any adult (volunteer or paid) who will be working with children in any capacity. Please contact Michael Smith if you have any questions.
Please consider signing up for online giving, so the parish may continue to meet our financial obligations and work to grow our ministries! Online Giving through WeShare is simple and secure. Giving can be done anywhere, anytime! Questions? Call Carol at 910-488-1797. The following link will take you to our online giving site: https://seaschurch.weshareonline.org/
Please note: If this is the first time you are participating in online giving-you do not have to login. Just choose the collection you wish to donate to and click on the orange donation button. The login button is used once you have signed up and want to enter the site to make changes, etc.
Huge THANKS to everyone who has been recycling their empty aluminum cans in our Knights of Columbus can trailer! Because of your generosity, $500 will be donated to help feed local families in need! Special thanks to Rod Komlofske, a brother Knight, for collecting, bagging and transporting cans to collect the funds!
FALL FESTIVAL YARD SALE DONATIONS-We are currently accepting donations of your gently used ‘treasures’ to sell at the yard sale portion of our Fall Festival (October 16th). Donations can be dropped off to the storage building during regular office hours (come into the office to pick up the key). We DO NOT accept the following items: large appliances, computers, printers, TV’s, car seats, helmets, mattresses, clothing, shoes or purses. PLEASE DO NOT drop off items on the weekends or leave items in the church, parish office or outside. Call the office if you have questions.
Do you have a little one in need of Baptism? Expecting and want to prepare ahead for your baby’s Baptism?
The next Baptism Preparation Session is:
Sunday, August 8th at 2:00pm in the parish hall.
Please call the office to register.
The Pastoral Council is currently seeking new members for 2022. The Pastoral Council, in consultation with the Pastor, actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and develops a parish pastoral plan to respond to those needs. Members serve a 2 year term. If you are interested, please contact Mark Gronski (current Pastoral Council Chair): 314-808-4193 / [email protected], any pastoral council member or contact Kate Kane in the parish office. Please consider being a part of this very important parish ministry.
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The deSales Chapel continues to be open 24/7 for prayer. All are welcome to stop in for quiet prayer/meditation.
CHURCH/PARISH HALL/GROUNDS REPAIR - UPDATE
As our buildings continue to age, repairs and replacement of equipment are inevitable. In 2020, we replaced doors in the parish hall, the HVAC system in the church, and had repairs made to the parking lot (for a total of 75,382.00). This summer, we have to replace the gas lines that feed the parish hall (19,400.00). While we are blessed to have money in savings to offset these costs, we ask that you consider donating to the Capital Expense Fund so we may work to build our savings back up for future expenses. Specially marked envelopes are in your offertory envelope packets, or you can place a donation in an envelope and write capital expense fund on the outside. Donations can also be made on our WeShare online giving site under Capital Expenses: https://seaschurch.weshareonline.org/. Thank you for helping to improve your parish property!
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